Love Worth Fighting For Series 2018
We discovered the greatest Mystery is Love. It's is not the Great Pyramid of Giza, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, Great Wall of China, Hagia Sophia, Stonehenge, Taj Mahal, nor the Empire State Building
We find that it is Love!
1 Cor 13 tells us the formula for Love and we have our road map to success in marriage but unfortunately most people do not read their bibles before marriage. We have preconceived notions, personality glitches, and areas of darkness that we presume will vanish with time; however, they seem to grow in marriage. Where we were able to behave as we wish, there is someone critiquing us now; and not just observing our biases, but telling us just what they feel we need to change
If I spend 40 percent of my time loving God, 40 percent loving others and 20 percent of the time on me, I will be doing as Christ did, giving myself as a drink offering
What does the number 16 means LOVE
1 Corinthians Paul listed sixteen virtues of love...
16 attributes: In his first book to the Corinthian church, he states that there are 16 distinct qualities about love that God has and that He wants us to have as well. Love is incredibly patient and very kind. It never brags about itself or does it envy others. Perfect love does not act vainly. Behave in an unacceptable manner, is not selfish, is not very easily provoked and thinks no evil of others. If mourns sin but rejoices in what is the truth. Godly Love is willing to bear and endure all things. and to hope for and believe the best. This greatest of all spiritual gifts will never ever fail. It is Love.
As Christians we are called to LOVE. Perfect Love, Mature Love Cast out all fear. We spend so much time pretending to love but the word Love is an action word, there was be action behind the word. This year we are putting feet to our words. If we say we care we are going to begin loving our neighbor or fellow church members as though they truly are our family. preferring them over ourself. Offering help and remember them in our daily prayers. It means nothing to say, "I love you," and I am at home in utter grief, or hungry, or lonely and you never call or visit, but every Sunday I give you that same greeting, "I love you," or we missed you, just not enough to stop by and see about you. Just not enough to send a donation or love offering, even though I know you are a family in need. I asking the Pastor's to start living like they know they are shepherd caring for the sheep extends past Sunday, there is Monday and your families need you, need prayer, need a visit, need to know that they are not alone in their hour of need.
This is What God gave us to know in 2016 What is going on in 2018. It is the year of open doors1
What Time is It
8+8=16 This is a year of doubles. Double for your trouble! I know it's my season, the devil tried his best last year to get me to just quit, just walk away, just give up and die, just stop and retire. Every relationship was shaken, every old hurt tried to reroot itself. Every lonely though tried to overtake me. But I kept on praying and Serving. Even when I did not want to preach I preached. Even when I did not want to go out into the Hedges and Highways and compel men and women I went anyhow. When I needed a word, I gave a word. I couldn't feel God, but I gave the Word of the Lord, I prophesied,I laid hands and saw the sick healed.
In the past I tried to love me, and my children, but was too broken, then God stepped in and taught me love in one of the most profound ways I have ever experienced. He taught me to love in spite of. yes, in spite of what the other person gives, my love must not change, I can't love you to day and hate you tomorrow, I must continue to love even if you walk away, even if you gossip or lie or say all manners of evil against me falsely, it's all in divine order. Your enemies always reflect your weakness, especially if you are bothered by it, or change your feelings for them based on how they treat you. That is not love that is our brokenness showing its ugly head. It's time to release our expectations of others and begin looking at what is expected of us. My example of Love is Christ, He hopes all things for me, endures all things for me, He never fails me. He never leaves me. He believes in me and when I sin He's not shocked, or fainting or falling away. He allows me to be a living sacrifice, climb down off the alter of His heart and go my way.
How are you LOVING is it conditional, is the bar so high that even you can't just it. Try holding love above all else and watch it not disappoint. What ever you lose or have lost is not lost it will find it's way home eventually.....
Who can heal your body, who can make you whole. No body but Jesus. John 10:10 The theft comes to kill steal and destroy, but Jesus came that you may have life and life more abundantly.
If you need a miracle from God, dare to trust Him through us; We want to pray and believe for your Miracle.
Bethesda One Step Program. The Children shared their interpretation of
Mary and Joseph's life and Birth of Christ. Simply wonderful!!!